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"Ballygurrim", Ballygurrum, or Ballygorum, a parish, in the barony of Ida, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 4 1/4 miles (W. S. W.) from New Ross; containing 693 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the river Barrow, and comprises 1827 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. The village is pleasantly situated near the confluence of the Suir and Barrow. Here is a square tower or castle, built at an early period by the Fforstall or Forestall family, which afterward belonged to the Aylwards, whose name is perpetuated in the that of Aylwardstown, the adjacent property of the Earl of Bessborough, and now the seat of the family of Strange. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and forms part of the union of Rossbercon; the rectory is impropriate in the Corporation of Waterford. In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Slieruagh. There is a pay school, in which are about 50 children.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Ballygurrin. RC Parish: Slieverue
Earliest Records: b. Nov 1766; m. Feb 1766; d. Dec 1766.

Cross reference to Family History Library microfilm (double-check with the Library)

 Civil           Roman Catholic          Time            FHLC 
parish           parish                   period           number 
Ballygurrim     Glenmore                not available    Note: The northern part of the R. C. parish of Slieverue became Glenmore. 

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Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
 Parish               Townland                Acres   Diocese 
Ballygurrim     Ballycrony              498     Ossory     
Ballygurrim     Ballyverneen            273     Ossory     
Ballygurrim     Busherstown             344     Ossory     
Ballygurrim     Forestalstown           318     Ossory     
Ballygurrim     Jamestown               294     Ossory     
Ballygurrim     Milltown                195     Ossory     

The civil parish of Ballygurrim contained the following townlands.